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Trackside: Weekend Warriors

Honda fans flocked to the Maryland Intl Raceway for the Spring HDAY.

Eric Jarvis of Mad Scientist Auto is the owner and tuner of this mean-looking, Haltech-controlled, turbo K-series S2000.

Eric ran a [email protected] in the RWD exhibition and is currently dialing the car in on 275 radials instead of the slicks he ran last year

This turbo B-series EK Civic coupe belongs to William Dunn.

Also tuned by Eric Jarvis, the car made multiple passes in the 9.50 index class.

Engine management comes via Haltech’s Elite 1500 ECU.

Adam Hall’s K-series All Motor EK Civic hatch made multiple 9-sec passes in the 4 Piston All Motor class.

Tuned by Chris Harris from Xenocron Tuning it uses a Haltech Elite ECU.


Sydney Jamboree. After being postponed for two weeks due to storms and general bad weather, all eyes were on the forecast for the new date of Saturday 30th of March, and things weren’t looking good! Rain, and thunderstorms were on the cards, however event organizers were adamant that the rain would clear, the track would dry, and the event would go on.

Sydney Jamboree Haltech

They must know someone high up in the weather department, because true to their word by midday on Saturday the rain had cleared and by 2pm the racing had begun. And there was some great racing to be seen!

Sydney Jamboree Haltech

Ender from JDM Industries had his 2J-powered S13 up from Melbourne. His new set-up with an Elite 2500 now controlling the engine proved a winner with Ender quickly starting to get a hang of the new configuration.

Sydney Jamboree Haltech

He bested a 1.26 60ft and 4.9 147mph to the half-track with an early 3/4 track shut off for an 8.2s pass at 126mph.

Sydney Jamboree Haltech

Ender reckons a mid to low seven-second pass is definitely there, once he gives the old Silvia a dry-sump birthday present and turns the RPM up!

Sydney Jamboree Haltech

Pristine Tiling Escort Panel Van is a well sorted little package.

Sydney Jamboree Haltech

A turbocharged Barra six barely fits in the engine bay usually reserved for a four cylinder. Engine management is via a Haltech Elite ECU.

Sydney Jamboree Haltech

The turbo Barra setup was stout enough to propel the Escort to a PB of 8.76s at 154mph.

Sydney Jamboree Haltech

Another PB at Jamboree went to Blayne Fullford-Hurst and his immaculate FJ20-powered white Datto.

Sydney Jamboree Haltech

With a Haltech ECU tuned by Mick’s Motorsport, Blayne ran a 9.0 flat at 148mph.

Sydney Jamboree Haltech

We know there is an 8 just around the corner

Maria Passos and her Dyno-mite Performance Ford Falcon RIPSS not only PB’d but also took re-set the record for Australia’s quickest and fastest street XR6 turbo.

A stunning 7.96s at 184mph pass made it the first ever seven second street XR6.

Sydney Jamboree Haltech

Maatouks Racing was well represented at the event with KING32 setting Top Qualifier in Modified Compact and also took the award for biggest burnout.

FRY11N set a new PB and stock crank 2.6L record with an astounding 8.71s at 155mph proving that the little 2.6 can still hold its own against the big stroker boys.

Sydney Jamboree Haltech
Sydney Jamboree Haltech
Sydney Jamboree Haltech
Sydney Jamboree Haltech

Off track, Maatouks also had TKNOVR on display, which drew a constant crowd whenever the bonnet was popped.

Success was sweet for GH0747 with the Haltech-equipped veteran VL making it through the rounds with a handful of super consistent 7.5 second passes to take the win in the Modified Ten Five class.

Sydney Jamboree Haltech

Ben Bray’s Toyota Solara has undergone a host of upgrades recently with the team working hard to make sure they were taking advantage of the new set-up.

Unfortunately a shortened racing schedule meant reduced track time for Ben with the final of the Factory Xtreme bracket ultimately called off.

“It may not have been our event this time around but it was successful for us all the same – we made the most of Friday’s test day to fine tune the car after all the upgrades and also made some good progress across the passes we were able to run on the weather-affected Saturday” Ben said.

“The weather was certainly a pain, but everyone did what they could to keep the show going and we certainly did all we could to make the most of the opportunities on track that we did have.”

Sydney Jamboree Haltech

In the first ever IHRA Pro-Mod class in Australia, it was an all-Haltech win-win, with Danny Makdessi in the supercharged powered “Devil’s Taxi” and Stuart Bennett in his twin turbo LS powered Pontiac vying for the top spot.

In the end, Danny took both top qualifier and the class win. His last pass of the night was a cracker, breaking the beams at 6.36s at 225mph, with the wheels lifting like crazy!


On the other side of the planet at South Georgia Motorsport Park Sweet 16 2.0 was underway.

This year X275 was added to the event, and with a record $50,000 in prize money up for grabs, competition 16-car race was fierce.

Haltech driver Craig Walls and his awesome looking Fox-Body made it all the way to the final round against Richard Bruder in the Bruder Brothers Mustang, with Bruder ultimately taking the win.

Congratulations to all our Haltech Weekend Warriors! Don’t forget to tag us on the socials with #HaltechWeekend.